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unforgiving part of australia's outback. unforgiving part of australia's captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. today michigan lawmakers are expected to begin casting the final votes on legislation critics say will be a major blow to organized labor. the right-to-work debate is expected to draw large protests at the state capitol. governor rick snyder in a reversal says he will sign the bill into law as soon as it hits his desk. in michigan yesterday, president obama said the law was politically driven. susan mcginnis is in washington with details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, the governor now says he wants the economic boost that the law would bring, the jobs and the companies that would locate there, but many disagree. workers say it's going to push down their pay and benefits and weaken unions. police stand shoulder to
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shoulder preparing for as many as 10,000 protesters at the michigan state capitol today. >> people have a constitutional right to demonstrate. however, all we ask is that they do it in an orderly, lawful, and civil manner. >> reporter: state legislators vote this morning on a right-to-work bill that would weaken unions. opponents acknowledge they're powerless to stop it. >> at the end of the day they'll be passed and signed by the governor. that doesn't make it right. >> reporter: the bill means michigan workers would no longer have to pay the union fees for negotiating contracts and other services. >> if i'm being provided a service by a particular organization, i don't care if that's a club due or if it's something, then i should be paying for a service that's provided to me. >> reporter: supporters say the law will bring jobs to michigan. >> we need to do what we can to make sure our economy gets rolling full speed again. >> reporter: president obama weighed in on the battle during a visit to an auto supplier in
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detroit monday. >> these so-called right-to-work laws, they don't have to do with economics, they have everything to do with politics. [ cheers ] >> what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. >> reporter: michigan would become the 24th state to pass right-to-work laws, but only the second rusted belt state. indiana passed its own law earlier this year. >> indiana recently became a right-to-work state and jumped ahead of us again. we're going to do everything we can to keep michigan competitive. >> reporter: economists say right-to-work laws do attract more business, but employees are paid less. there's a lot of disagreement over just how much of an impact right-to-work laws can have on a state's economy. in general, experts say so many factors go into a company's decision to expand or locate in a certain state that it's hard to point to right-to-work laws as an overriding factor. >> susan mcginnis, thank you very much. to the fiscal cliff negotiations now. it is crunch time. with just three weeks before higher taxes and spending cuts kick in, negotiations are
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underway, but it's not known what if any progress is being made. speaking in michigan yesterday, the president said he's willing to compromise a little, but the gop wants to know specifics. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: president obama's campaign to steer clear of the fiscal cliff took him to a diesel engine plant outside detroit. >> congress doesn't act soon, meaning the next few weeks, starting on january 1, everybody's going to see their income taxes go up. >> reporter: private face-to-face talks were revived this weekend when house speaker john boehner went over to the white house. neither side is releasing details about the conversation, but taxes are still the big sticking point. >> i'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us including folks like me get to keep all our tax breaks. >> reporter: republicans have adamantly opposed raising taxes, but now some are considering it
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if democrats agree to social security and medicare changes. republicans were disappointed with the proposed spending cuts in the president's first offer which do not include changes to entitlement programs. >> we have got to do something about the spending. an obsession to raise taxes is not going to solve the problem. >> reporter: advocates for seniors wants social security and medicare out of the fiscal cliff debate. >> don't talk about them as if they're entitlement reforms and giveaways. these are programs that people have paid for over their entire working lives and have earned these programs. >> reporter: if lawmakers and the president don't find a compromise, taxes for all american will go up, and across-the-board spending cuts will kick in on january 1. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. secretary of state hillary clinton canceled a trip to north africa in the middle east because of a stomach virus. the focus of the trip is the crisis in syria. and the obama administration has granted one group affiliated with the rebels a terrorist organization that has alleged
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ties to al qaeda. any assets in the u.s. are frozen, and americans are barred from doing business with it. the body of the navy s.e.a.l. killed during a mission to rescue an american doctor from the taliban is on its way home. the family of dr. dilip joseph released a statement praising the s.e.a.l.'s hero im. he was part of seal team six, the unit that killed osama bin laden. it remain unclear if he was on that mission. david martin reports. >> reporter: the pentagon identified the navy s.e.a.l. killed as 28-year-old petty officer first class nicolas checque. part of a high-risk operation to rescue american dilip joseph before his taliban captors got him across the border into pakistan where u.s. forces cannot go. joseph, a medical adviser to the private aid organization morningstar development, had been kidnapped on wednesday along with two afghan staff members in the mountains east of kabul. according to u.s. officials, the
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taliban demanded a ransom of $100,000, money morningstar development didn't have. the taliban released the two afghans but kept joseph and were heading toward pakistan. the two afghans apparently told the american military joseph was being abused by his captors with slaps to the head. the reported mistreatment and the fact that joseph would soon disappear into pakistan convinced general john allen, the commander in afghanistan, to order the rescue mission. on saturday night, seale -- s.e.a.l. team six conducted the operation 50 miles from the pakistani border. in the resulting fire-fight, checque was killed by a single gunshot to the head. seven of the taliban who were armed with machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and ak-47s were also killed. joseph was rescued unharmed. a total of 65 s.e.a.l.e.s have been killed since 9/11, most of them in afghanistan. checque had been a s.e.a.l. for
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eight years and had served in iraq and in afghanistan. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. coming up, dangerous wrong turn. a warning about how apple's faulty map program could leave drivers stranded in a remote area of australia. and the wild story behind this well-dressed monkey spotted at an ikea store. this is the morning news. this is the morning news. maybe you can be there; maybe you can't. when you have migraines with fifteen or more headache days a month, you miss out on your life. you may have chronic migraine. go to to find a headache specialist. and don't live a maybe life. it'and start talking aboutt whawhat you really wanthroom. from your toilet paper. it's time to talk about clean.
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call 1-855-999-1399 or visit former south african president nelson mandela spent a third night in the hospital. now 94 years old, he's being treated for a recurring lung infection. he's responding to treatment. south africa's defense minister says mandela is doing very, very well. he spent 27 years behind bars for fighting the racist white rule. he became the country's first black president in 1994. "cbs moneywatch" time on tuesday. a record fine for hsbc, and could apple's faulty maps be life threatening?
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ashley morrison with that and more from new york. good morning to you. good morning to you. asian markets were cautious as u.s. leaders agreed to reach a budget deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. tokyo's nikkei gained a fraction while hong kong's hang seng added a quarter percent. this week the federal reserve is expected to announce a new bond-buying program aimed at lowering interest rates. if it works, it might soften the blow if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff. fed chair ben bernanke has said if a budget deal can't be reached, there's little the central bank can do to offset the shock of those spending increases and tax cuts. a strong sales report from mcdonald's offset wall street's worries about the fiscal cliff negotiations. the dow added 15 points while the nasdaq gained 9 points. hsbc is paying a record $1.9 billion to settle a federal and state money laundering probe. the british bank was under investigation for allegedly transferring billions of dollars on behalf of iran which is under international sanctions. hsbc is also alleged to have
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laundered money from mexican drug cartels. under the terms of the settlement, the bank will avoid criminal prosecution if it meets certain requirements. one of the more popular parts of president obama's health care law is a provision that stops insurance companies from turning down patients with pre-existing conditions, but it's going to cost the estimated 190 million americans who are already on health plans about $63 per person. the plan is to raise $25 billion over three years. most of it will go to insurance companies to cover unexpected costs incurred by new customers with pre-existing conditions. holiday shopping is leading to more work. a job placement firm says retailers added more than 465,000 seasonal workers last month. that's up 21% from a year ago. and police in australia say apple's map program is potentially life threatening. authorities say several drivers
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who were on their way to mildura ended up stranded in a nearby state park because they were following the map's directions. now this youtube video shows just how rough the terrain is in the park. there's also no water supply, no gas, poor cell phone reception, and temperatures can reach up to 115 degrees. apple has apologized for the map program in the past. police in australia say it appears the company has tried to fix this particular issue in the last day, but some drivers could still be directed into the park. that sounds like something that would happen to us. >> i was about to say, ashley, of course. and of course the voice that keeps saying re-routing, redirecting, wouldn't say i'm sorry, wouldn't say we're lost. >> no. we would find a way to find it funny and have a good time anyway. >> we always do, don't we? ashley morrison in new york, appreciate it so much. this is pretty crazy. a dapper monkey who briefly tasted freedom at an ikea parking lot in canada has been sent to an animal sanctuary. toronto police said darwin
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escaped from a parked car sunday wearing a faux shearling coat and diaper. that's a nice coat. ikea staff lured the primate into a corner before calling police. and his great escape surprised a whole lot of shoppers. >> the people were trying to call it toward them. it was scared. it was darting all over the place. they were trying to get it away from cars. then it became clear that none of the people there were the owner. >> the real owners did come forward and were fined $240 for keeping an exotic pet because you do just lose your monkey every day, of course. when we come back, your tuesday morning weather. and in sports, one benefit of winning the heisman trophy -- you get to do david letterman's "top ten list." hear some of the other perks from this year's winner when we come back on the morning news. come back on the morning news. ge to severe crohn's disease, and it feels like your life revolves around your symptoms, ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been proven to work for adults who have tried other medications but still experience
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here's a look at the weather. in some cities, new york, 50 degrees. thunderstorms in miami, 83. clouds and sun in chicago, 38. sunny in dallas, 52. same deal in l.a., 73 degrees. let's check your national forecast. another storm splashes across the pacific northwest. some areas could get one inch of rain and up to a foot of snow in the mountain regions. thunderstorms in the south could bring damaging wind gusts, hail, and damaging tornadoes. it will be breezy and colder in the northeast with temperatures dropping 10 to 25 degrees. most of the south will be dry and chilly. in sports this morning, a blowout in foxborough.
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patriots' brady threw for almost 300 yards and four touchdowns against houston. in the fourth, brady dumped the pass off. breaking tackles, the ball pops out. brandon loy falls on it in the end zone. new england destroys the texans 42-14. the loss snaps houston's six-game winning streak and puts the patriots one game behind the texans for the conference top seed. in basketball, the heat shut down the hawks. lebron james was flying high, slamming his way to 27 points. dwyane wade popped in another 26 to help miami beat atlanta 101-92. the heat are now 10-1 at home this season. remember lin-sanity? jeremy lin is with houston and scored 38 points against the spurs. the game goes into o.t., and they pull away. san antonio has won five in a
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row. and heisman trophy winner johnny manziel, also known as johnny football, paid a visit to david letterman. his topic, "the top ten perks of winning the heisman trophy." >> old nickname, johnny football. new nickname, heisman trophy winner johnny football. maybe mom will stop nagging me to go to dental school. i'll probably be the only heisman trophy winner at my high school reunion. >> the number-one perk, ladies and gentlemen -- >> my passport photo looks like this -- >> yeah. strike a pose. after the top-10 list, dave got to pose with johnny football and the heisman trophy. when we come back on a tuesday, just when you thought it was safe to get out on the road, take a look. that would be man's best friend behind the wheel. a dog takes a solo spin in a car and makes history. best friend behind the wheel. a dog takes a solo spin in a car and makes history. it was like a red rash... very sore looking kinda blistery. like somebody had set a bag of hot charcoal on my neck.
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i was a firefighter for 24 years. but, i have never encountered such a burning sensation until i had the shingles. i remember it well. i was in the back yard doing yard work. i had this irritation going on in my lower neck. i changed shirts because i thought there was something in the collar of the shirt irritating my neck. and i couldn't figure out what was going on. i had no idea it came from chickenpox. i always thought shingles was associated with people... a lot older than myself. i can tell you from experience, it is bad. it's something you never want to encounter. for more of the inside story, visit school grounds. the scary chain of events in a usually quiet bay area subub
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plus: a squid invasion on ny beaches. now, scientists think they know what's causg the mysterious phenomenon. and bizarre lights in the sy over the bay area... what oe expert speculates they coul. join us for cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning... beginng at 4:30. good morning. it's tuesday,, here's a look at the esday,, forecast in some cities.
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washington, partly sunny, 50 degrees. partly sunny in atlanta, 52. mostly sunny in st. louis, 43. sun and clouds in denver is, 38. rain in seattle, 47 degrees. the australian radio station at the center of that prank call to kate middleton's hospital will donate its advertising revenue to a fund for the family of the nurse who apparently committed suicide after the stunt. as we report, the hosts who made the call are devastated. we are so sorry that this has happened to them. >> reporter: radio hosts mel gregg and michael christian say they're filled with regret over the royal prank. the pair fought back tears as they talked about the death of the nurse who fell for the hoax. >> we couldn't see this happening. it was meant to be a prank call. >> reporter: last week the
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australian d.j.s pretended to be the queen and prince charles when they called the hospital caring for prince william's wife kate. >> hello there, could i please speak to kate, please, my granddaughter. >> reporter: the nurse put the call through to the duchess where she was being treated for morning sickness. three days later, british police found her body. scotland yard called her death unexplained. many believe she took her own life. >> i think it's a terrible shame. an absolute catastrophe. >> reporter: a memorial for the mother of two is growing near the hospital where she used to work. some people believe that the d.j.s who tricked her should be punished. >> i think they should be sacked, frankly. >> reporter: what do you think about what they did? >> i think it's appalling. absolutely appalling. >> no harm was intended on jacintha or the other nurse or kate or prince william or anyone. >> reporter: radio executives said they tried to contact the hospital five times before airing the conversation but could not get through. medical examiners are trying to determine a cause of death. saldana's family said she probably died of shame.
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cbs news, london. and a followup on dogs in new zealand learning how to drive on. monday, monty, the giant schnauzer, got behind the wheel of a modified mini, started the car, and drove it with his paw on the wheel. this freaks me out. it's believed to be a world first. after driving 230 feet, he hit the break. it took two months of intense training to teach monty how to drive. this is the morning news. . you need a little help there ♪ ♪ ooh baby, can i do for you today? ♪ [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align can help. only align has bifantis, a patented probiotic that naturally helps maintain your digestive balance. try align to help retain a balanced digestive system. try the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align.
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a new study links childhood obesity to having and watching tv in the bedroom. the biomedical research center looked at 369 kids ages 5 to 18. those who had a set in the bedroom were more likely to watch more tv and also had more fat and a higher weight circumference than those who did not have a tv in the bedroom. researchers also found that kids with a bedroom tv also slept less and lacked regular family meals which can also be related to weight gain. it is the latest
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breakthrough in the war on cancer. a little girl from pennsylvania diagnosed with leukemia is living proof of the power of gene therapy. as we report, the experimental treatment worked when traditional chemotherapy failed. >> reporter: emily whitehead was just 5 years old when her mother, carrie, noticed alarming symptoms. carrie researched them on line. >> stumbling, nosebleeds. the first thing that pops up is leukemia. >> reporter: emily had all, acute lymphoplastic leukemia, a disease that s curable in most children who go through chemotherapy. but emily was among the 15% of children for whom chemo didn't work. she thinks her dog, lucy, knew it first when her cancer came back. >> she wouldn't play with me or anything. she would just sit. >> reporter: do you think she knew you were sick? >> yeah. >> reporter: emily's family turned to an experimental therapy at the children's hospital of philadelphia. dr. steven gruff is leading the study.
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>> the idea is that we're redirecting the cells of the immune system against the cancer. >> reporter: scientists use the patient's own immune cells called t-cells. white blood cells that help fight infections. they remove the cells, genetically engineer them to attack leukemia cells, and inject them back into the patient. the engineered t-cell in gray attacks the cancer cells, tinted green. >> this is a whole new way of treating cancer. >> reporter: emily received an infusion of her engineered t-cells last april. she suffered life threatening complications. >> they took us in the hall and said, "there is no room to get sicker. she is as sick as you can get." you know, they said, "you should call your family in. there's a good chance she won't be here in the morning." >> reporter: doctors managed the toxic effects. ten days later she showed dramatic improvement. >> we can't find any leukemia in her body using the most sensitive tests that we have. >> i thought, we're witnessing a miracle.
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>> reporter: because you had been through so much and she had been through so much already. >> yeah. when he told us that news, i looked at carrie and said, she's going to get better. ♪ >> reporter: emily has been cancer free for eight months. researchers are examining whether the treatment can be used on other cancers, too. cbs news, phillipsburg, pennsylvania. coming up on "cbs this morning," we'll go to michigan where protests are expected over the controversy over the right-to-work legislation and get more later on "cbs this morning." that is the morning news this morning. appreciate you watching. thank you, everybody, have a great day. thank you, everybody, have a eat day. -- captions by vitac --
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, it's tuesday. december 11. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is just about 4:30. let's get a quick check on the weather. lawrence is back! >> yes, guys. you know what? and so may be the rain, too. we have a chance of showers moving into the bay area and this is going to be a very cold storm maybe snow in the mountains. we'll talk about that coming up. >> here's a live look across the golden gate bridge. free and clear for the morning commute. we'll talk much more about roadwork that could slow you down. "timesaver traffic" in a few minutes. >> thank you. we're following some breaking news right now from the east bay. an early-morning apartment fire is out at this hour. the fire was on dixon street near valle vista avenue in hayward. two people in the burning apartment got


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